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Clemens’s Marble Cake

Posted on: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

marble-cake

For this week recipe there is no step by step photo because it was something I did with Clemens. Hence as I was holding his little hands, teaching him how to hold the whisk and cream the butter and all, it was really difficult to hold the camera and take photos. But because the end product is so good, I feel that I have to share the recipe. Everything about it was beautiful mainly because I think it was something I did with Clemens and we had both enjoyed ourselves tremendously especially with Clemens making patterns in the cake.

Ingredients:

  • 50g Dark cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 175g Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 175g Self-raising Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 100g Castor sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 80ml Milk
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • A pinch of salt

Prepare:

  1. Lightly grease a 23.5cm by 13.5cm rectangular cake tin and line with baking paper.
  2. Measure the amount of sugar, milk and chocolate needed and put them aside for later use.
  3. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Preheat oven to 1800c

Method:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water, or on Medium in the microwave. Keep warm.
  2. Cream the butter till soft, smooth and light from incorporating air.
  3. Add the sugar and continue to cream till light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs ONE AT A TIME and mix till well combined.
  5. Add milk GRADUALLY and stir until combined.
  6. Mix in vanilla extract.
  7. Stir in the SIEVED flour, baking powder and salt.
  8. Remove 1/3 of the mixture and stir into the melted chocolate till well combined.
  9. Drop spoonfuls of the cake mixture into prepared tin, alternating between light and dark mixtures, starting with the light mixture.
  10. Bake for 30 to 45 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Cool in the tin for 10 mins before turning out onto cooling rack to cool completely.

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Notes:

  1. When sugar is added to correctly creamed butter, it will incorporate air into it, causing a foaming action in sponge cake. Hence when the cake batter is in the oven, the incorporated air is like tiny bubbles trapped, leaving tiny holes in the soft sponge cake.
  2. When melting chocolate in the microwave, first zap it for 10secs and then at intervals of 5secs to reach desired consistency without burning the chocolate.
  3. Make sure the oven temperature is correct because if the oven is NOT HOT enough, the cake will not rise well and will be heavy. If the oven is TOO HOT, the outside of the cake will be burnt before the inside is cooked.

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4 Responses to "Clemens’s Marble Cake"

wow, u should name it as Clemens’ Marverllous Marble cake.. looks yummy too..

Haha thank you for your lovely comment 🙂

Nice marble cake. How did you do it?

Very funny as we still can talk even though you are not around.

HaHa.

yummy it looks very nice it is clemens made or you made it

bye Haha

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Hi I am Angelia Giam! This site is basically dedicated to my 2 very precious boys who have filled my life with the all the colours of the world. It is also about me striving to lead a balance and fulfilling life with the family I have created. I have also added some basic food recipes which I have tried and tasted; and recommended some parenting books which I have read and found it to be useful as well for all to share.

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